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Coastal Conservation in Mexico

Coastal Conservation in Mexico

The edge of the turquoise water laps gently against the fine white sand while sunlight shimmers and dances across its surface – the only thing that keeps this picture from depicting a postcard-perfect image of tropical paradise is the scraggly black, sun-dried seaweed. Cast careless along the tide line and blown further about by the steady on-shore winds, the seaweed is an obvious nuisance to the steady populace of beach goers.

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La Cancha: An Exuberant Marketplace Experience in Bolivia

La Cancha: An Exuberant Marketplace Experience in Bolivia

Making your way through the vast maze of vendors and…

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A Trip Down the Amazon and Tapajós Rivers

A Trip Down the Amazon and Tapajós Rivers

Taking a boat from the confluence of the Amazon and Tapajós Rivers, winding through a thick rainforest canopy, there are multitudes of wildlife in all directions. Primates dangle from trees, colorful birds take flight, and vibrant tropical vegetation surrounds. There is the buzzing of insects, murmur of the river, and rustling of leaves, all sounds that make up the unique symphony of the rainforest.

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Amizade in Tanzania: A Safari Adventure Through the Serengeti

Amizade in Tanzania: A Safari Adventure Through the Serengeti

Often when an outsider thinks of Africa, they imagine a…

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Coal Mine Canyon: A Hidden Wonder in the Navajo Nation

Coal Mine Canyon: A Hidden Wonder in the Navajo Nation

The narrow and desolate Highway 264, on the edge of…

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Sankofa and the Slave Castles of Ghana

Sankofa and the Slave Castles of Ghana

Gazing upon the structures today, breathtaking white-stone castles overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it may be difficult to grasp the tragic history that lies within their walls. Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle, located on the southern tip of Ghana, are both stops along an Amizade volunteer program in the West African country.

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Is it Safe to Travel in Bolivia?

Is it Safe to Travel in Bolivia?

I am often asked “Is it safe to travel in Bolivia?” In a word, “yes”. That being said…

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Safety Week

Safety Week

In order to maintain their continued high level of attention to health, safety and security, Amizade employees, site directors, and participants will participate in Amizade Safety Week from June 13th through June 20th. Throughout this week, stakeholders will be retrained on important safety topics, and individuals will be recognized for outstanding safety achievements around the world.

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Study Abroad Scholarships Now Available for 2012

Study Abroad Scholarships Now Available for 2012

Amizade Global Service-Learning is proud to announce that it is…

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